Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
Regulation for Emissions Trading [9 VAC 5 ‑ 140]
Action Repeal CO 2 Budget Trading Program as required by Executive Order 9 (Revision A22)
Stage Final
Comment Period Ended on 8/30/2023
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8/7/23  4:08 pm
Commenter: Christine Oots

Virginia must stay in RGGI

The Governor should not remove Virginia from the RGGI because:

1) Only the legislature can legally remove our state from the agreement. Participation is mandated by law. Don't make Virginian tax-payers pay for a foolish act of withdrawing.

2) The RGGI is good for our planet and good for Virginia.

3) Climate change is worsening and Virginians are already suffering, and a cap-and-trade agreement is a proven effective way to reduce harmful carbon emissions. Virginia has been benefitting from the RGGI, receiving revenues to help combat and cope with damages from global warming.

Do the right thing and stop the removal of our state from the RGGI!


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